Increasing Creel Interview Efficiency Through Early Survey Termination

Osburn, Hal R. and Weixelman, Mike G. (1989) Increasing Creel Interview Efficiency Through Early Survey Termination. Marine Fisheries Review, 51(1), pp. 39-43.

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Operational modifications based on recreational angler activity patterns can be successfully formulated to increase creel survey efficiency without a significant loss of information. This study was conducted to estimate the amount of Texas marine sport-boat angler interview and retained fish data (bay and Gulf) that would be missed both coastwide and within each bay system if surveys were terminated early when no angler interviews were conducted by a specified time. Using this method, <3 percent of the total interviews and retained fish would be missed coastwide by terminating surveys at 1400 hours on weekends and 1600 hours on weekdays throughout the survey year. This would result in the early termination of 14 percent of the weekend surveys and 23 percent of the weekday surveys, thus allowing an annual redirection of 440 work-hours and $6,063 in operating expenses.

Item Type: Article
Title: Increasing Creel Interview Efficiency Through Early Survey Termination
Personal Creator/Author:
Osburn, Hal R.
Weixelman, Mike G.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 51
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 39-43
Date: 1989
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 9954
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 13:39
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 13:39

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